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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.
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Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.
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The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals

An hour into Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona, an attorney for the inmate reached out to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seeking his intervention. How do such appeals work? And how often do they happen?
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Medic First Refused His Silver Star — Then, 4 Decades Later, Accepted

Army Pvt. Rob Jackson refused to accept a Silver Star for his service in the Vietnam War, uncomfortable receiving any awards after his comrades died in battle. Now, after more than four decades, he has changed his mind, accepting his Silver Star Thursday. He talks with Audie Cornish about his decision.
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U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?
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4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief

Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.
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U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops

The State Department says it has evidence that Moscow is lobbing artillery across its border at Ukrainian government forces, and that the Kremlin plans to ship rocket artillery to the rebels.
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Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.
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Hot Prisons Could Be Deadly For U.S. Inmates, Advocates Warn

Un-air-conditioned jails and prisons are often uncomfortable for both prisoners and for guards. But for inmates whose health conditions make them sensitive to the heat, they pose serious health risks.
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Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic

The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is currently being held in Australia. Host Michel Martin speaks with AIDS researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci about the news coming out of the conference.

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